A new rappel route was established down the West face of North Early Winter Spire. It follows the clean, steep face in between the West face route and "Labor pains". It is a safer, faster and generally more pleasant way to descend the spire, than the Chockstone gully. Five 30 meter raps on bolts and chains take you right back to the base of the spire. One of the raps is a FULL 30m, so knots in the ends of your ropes is a good idea. From the first rappel on the normal descent, head down the West face instead of into the gully. The old rap route remains intact for those of you who prefer that descent.